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August 27th, 1958...

Today is Wednesday !

 Number-one song in the charts today

In the USA:

"Little Star"
by The Elegants

In the UK:
by The Kalin Twins
 TIME Magazine cover this week

TIME Magazine: Robert Murphy

(TIME Cover: August the 25th, 1958)

 Famous people born on the 27th of August:

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1770 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
1890 - Man Ray, photographer and artist (d. 1976)
1908 - Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (d. 1973)
1915 - Norman F. Ramsey, Nobel Prize laureate
1959 - Gerhard Berger, Austrian race car driver
1976 - Carlos Moya, Spanish tennis player

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1958

Frederick Sanger

for his work on the structure of proteins, especially that of insulin

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1958

directed by Vincente Minnelli
with Leslie Caron (Gigi), Maurice Chevallier (Honore Lachaille) and Eva Gabor (Liane d'Exelmans)

Designed in 1958

The Egg Chair
by Arne Jacobsen


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